Santa will be visiting the RSPCA Wacol Animal Care Campus this November and all dogs and their owners are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Santa himself! Other family members and friends are also welcome to be in the photo too!

Make it a family day out by also coming to visit our RSPCA Christmas Markets and find plenty of gifts and treats to share with your family (and your pooches) this Christmas!

This is the pawfect way to treasure a family photo this Christmas and in doing so, you are also supporting the RSPCA and the animals in our care this festive season.

Important Information

Santa Paws has extended to run over two days this year – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November. Bookings for photos are essential and will run from from 9am – 5pm both days. There will be availability for ‘walk ins’ on the day however this will be limited and there could be a waiting period (just enough time for you to enjoy a walk around our Christmas markets!).

As this is a family friendly event, please ensure your dogs are fully vaccinated and have their collar and lead on securely the whole time (including while you are in the photography room). For the safety of all, please ensure your pet is coping with the surrounding environment as they will be in close contact to other animals, children and adults.

Photo Session Bookings

In order to accommodate everyone, we have two photography rooms as listed below. Please ensure you read through these carefully and pick the room that is most suited to you and your family.

  • Room 1: Large space which is ideal for accommodating larger groups, multiple pets and owners. This room is also ideal for photos including children. If you were unable to book room 2, please select this room, which is ideal for all scenarios.
  • Room 2: Medium space which is ideal for a couple of pets and owners.
  • Room 3: Due to demand, this extra room has now been made available on Sunday only.

Each room has a set amount of photography appointments across a half an hour period. Please select your desired room and then time slot. Your individual photo session will run for approximately 5 minutes only, this is plenty of time to get a great photo. Please only select one time slot.

Photo Packages start from $35.00. We will be in contact once you’ve booked your session time to discuss payment options.

BOOK ROOM 1 (Saturday)  |  BOOK ROOM 2 (Saturday)   

BOOK ROOM 1 (Sunday)  |  BOOK ROOM 2 (Sunday) | BOOK ROOM 3 (Sunday)

Parking Information & Map

There will be limited parking onsite over the weekend of Santa Paws. We recommend finding a park in the surrounding streets as we expect the car park at the Wacol Animal Care Centre to fill up very quickly. Please see the map below for street parking options.